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What National Review Gets Wrong About the Opioid Crisis and the War on Drugs

Via The Daily Bell Alright, libertarians, you wanted drug legalization, right? Well, with opioids, via loose prescriptions, you got it, and what’s happened? We are in the middle of the worst epidemic of overdose and addiction this country...Show More Summary

Battling the opiate crisis on the front lines

Jim Johnson is the director of the West Virginia Office of Drug Control Policy, and an advocate on the front lines of the opioid epidemic. During his previous job as the police chief from Huntington, WV he spearheaded a comprehensive initiative of education, syringe exchanges, and Naloxone distribution that has shown promising results in a […]

Opioid crisis: Trump declared it an emergency, why won’t Trudeau?

Opinion: By declaring a national public welfare emergency, Ottawa could unlock critical funds to respond to Canada's opioid crisis The post Opioid crisis: Trump declared it an emergency, why won’t Trudeau? appeared first on Macleans...

Zuckerberg surprised at extent of opioid problem — but Facebook full of illegal opioid ads

4 days agoNews : USAToday: News

Mark Zuckerberg said extent of opioid crisis was what surprised him most in his travels throughout America. Yet people are marketing opioids illegally on Facebook and Google.        

New app arms real estate agents with deep background checks

CNBC's Diana Olick reports the opioid crisis is raising safety concerns among some realtors but a new company named Forewarn offers real estate firms and agents deep background checks on clients by using high-level, government-regulated data.

Kratom Called Addictive By FDA, Possible Ban Of Herbal Supplement Coming

As part of the Trump administration’s plan to aggressively fight the nation’s opioid addiction crisis, the Food and Drug Administration(FDA) has also decided to go after an herbal supplement. This morning, the head of the governmentShow More Summary

Evidence-based approach to treating post-delivery pain in new moms during opioid crisis

(American Society of Anesthesiologists) Women who undergo vaginal delivery often do not require opioids to manage pain after hospital discharge, concludes a study published in Anesthesiology, the peer-reviewed medical journal of the American Society of Anesthesiologists (ASA). Show More Summary

Evidence-Based Approach to Treating Post-Delivery Pain in New Moms During Opioid Crisis

Women who undergo vaginal delivery often do not require opioids to manage pain after hospital discharge, concludes a study published in Anesthesiology, the peer-reviewed medical journal of the American Society of Anesthesiologists (ASA). In addition, the quantity of opioids prescribed to women after cesarean delivery can be less than currently prescribed.

Taking A Page From Pharma’s Playbook To Fight The Opioid Crisis

5 days agoHealth : The Checkup

Dr. Mary Meengs remembers the days, a couple of decades ago, when pharmaceutical salespeople would drop into her family practice in Chicago, eager to catch a moment between patients so they could pitc...

Research advances understanding of opioid addiction in face of public health crisis

WASHINGTON, DC -- As the United States grapples with the devastating effects of an opioid epidemic, researchers are making progress in advancing our understanding of opioid addiction-related health issues, according to studies presented...Show More Summary

The opioid crisis brings new risk to real estate agents

CNBC's Diana Olick reports on how real estate agents are protecting themselves from people who are booking home tours for easy access to drugs.

The '20-Armed Octopus': Deconstructing The Opioid Epidemic

Dr. Abigail Zavod, when speaking about the opioid crisis during a grand rounds presentation at Dartmouth, likened it to a

Puppy Survives Overdose After Accidentally Ingesting Opioids During Walk

A seemingly routine walk for a dog owner in Andover, Massachusetts, turned into a harrowing lesson on how the nation's opioid crisis can harm our pets, too. According to The Boston Globe, a man named Peter Thibault was walking his family's...Show More Summary

The Mail

Letters in response to Patrick Radden Keefe’s article on the Sackler empire and the opioid crisis, and Kelefa Sanneh’s Profile of Tulsi Gabbard.

America’s Opioid Crisis: Five Things You Need To Know

It’s a crisis that kills more people every year than motor vehicles or guns. And, just last month, President Trump declared the U.S. opioid dilemma a national emergency. But, what exactly is this crisis and who is affected by it? Here...Show More Summary

The War On Drugs Repackaged

The Trump administration's self-professed care for victims of the opioid crisis is undercut by its incrimination of marijuana users

Addiction in the US: A corporate morality crisis

Big pharma's ruthless marketing of opioid painkillers has generated billions of dollars - and millions of addicts.

The Corporate Roots of the Opioid Crisis

Opioid overdose claims 175 Americans each day, but powerful pharmaceutical companies continue to promote their sales. Sitting in a small cafe in a small town in western Massachusetts, Jordan talks about his problems with opioids. HeShow More Summary

Opioid abuse crisis takes heavy toll on U.S. veterans

NEW YORK (Reuters) - Opioid drug abuse has killed more Americans than the Iraq, Afghanistan and Vietnam wars combined, and U.S. veterans and advocates this Veteran's Day are focusing on how to help victims of the crisis.

Trump says he and China's Xi to try to end opioid crisis

BEIJING (Reuters) - U.S. President Donald Trump said on Thursday that he and Chinese President Xi Jinping would be focusing "very strongly" on the U.S opioid crisis, which he has declared a public health emergency.

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